||Player Options: Aasimar, Tiefling, and Elemental Templates by 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming
This product is 14 pages long. It starts with a cover and credits. (2 pages)
Templates (11 pages)
It starts off with a introduction and then talking about the templates. Next we get the Aasimar templates, which we get 3 of them. Followed by the Elemental templates, which we get 12 of them. It ends with the Tiefling templates, which we get 3 of them. It ends with 16 new feats for the planetouched, though some of them could be used for others as well. The templates in the book are as follows.
It ends with a OGL. (1 pages)
Closing thoughts. The art work is black and white, and ranges from ok to very good in one case. Editing and layout are pretty good. I noticed a couple of minor mistakes. The main concept of the product is to play a elf or dwarf Aasimar. The idea is you just apply the template to the base race and there you go. Which works, except it makes the race noticeably stronger with no real drawbacks. The problem I have with this is, any race with a template is just flat better than a race with out one. I don't think they are strong enough to add a EL but it is enough especially at low levels to be noticeable. Now with that said if you use the templates as just new base alternate races they work just fine and are on power with the existing Aasimar, Elemental and Tiefling races.
I liked all the races really but one. The succubus I am not so sure about. The big reason is they only get one stat bonus but at a +4 but also get a -4 stat. Unlike the rest which get get 2 stats at a +2 and one at a -2. Now the bonus is to Chr, combined with the default +2 bonus tieflings get for Sorcery makes them very powerful Sorcerers, good at bard or oracle but kinda below average at other classes. So that was the one race I think might still need a bit more work. I think I would have rather them had a +2 chr and int and -2 to wis or str.
So I like the product and it works well for templates if you want to use more powerful base classes or have everyone use a template, I don't think it works as well in a mixed group of core races with some with and some without templates though. But it works really well if you are just looking for alternate versions of the aasimar and others. So what's my rating? I am going to give it a 4, I like the product and it is useful to anyone that wants some more variety.
Trust me, I'm a Succubus.
[4 of 5 Stars!]